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Chateau Des Joyaux

Chateau with 14 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms in Challain-la-Potherie, France

From £19,072 per week

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Chateau to rent in Challain-la-Potherie, France

  • Chateau
  • Sleeps 50
  • 14 Bedrooms
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • WiFi

Chateau overview - owner's description

This magnificent chateau in the Loire Valley is known as “Petit Chambord”, for its resemblance to the royal palace in Loir-et-Cher. Built in 1854, it's now the site of truly grand weddings.

This magnificent chateau in the Loire Valley is known as “Petit Chambord”, for its resemblance to the royal palace in Loir-et-Cher. Built in 1854, it's now the site of truly grand weddings, where guests stay in luxurious suites, and enjoy breakfast provided by the chef each morning. Your on-site concierge, Cynthia, will welcome you warmly - ask her about arranging horseback rides or spa services (or both!)
Whether you hold your nuptials in the private chapel or in the gardens, this chateau's French Renaissance architectural details will make your wedding photos unforgettable. The splendour continues inside, where masterfully carved wood panelling and hand-painted ceilings bring you back in time. Opulence pervades not only every room, but also the grounds, where the private lake is a romantic spot for a walk.
This holiday chateau is located only 30 minutes from the town of Angers, where you should tour the famous Cointreau factory. A ride on the TGV will bring guests to or from Paris in 1.5 hours. The Loire Valley is famous for wine and chateaux - since you have one already, set off in search of the vineyards. The wineries surrounding Saumur produce excellent sparkling wine...a toast is in order!


At the Chateau Des Joyaux our accommodation has been refurbished to the highest standards, offering you both the grand design of the nineteenth century and the luxury of today's technology. Every convenience is available during your stay at the chateau. Each suite includes robes, slippers, a hairdryer, private w/c, bath and tea & coffee making facilities. We aim to make your holidays in France truly memorable. Experience historic luxury as you sip champagne, read poetry, and soak in a giant claw foot bath tub, surrounded by fresh flowers.
The Kings Suite consists of a double bedroom & a twin. This original master bedroom is available with authentic furnishing. The canopy bed is made from hand carved oak standing fourteen feet tall. The second bedroom with twin beds is connected by a dressing room and bathroom. The Romance Suite includes a grand double silk bed, full bathroom, and separate salon. The Mme Rochefoucauld Suite has a double bed, a connecting single and an en suite bathroom. The view outside the grand window is of the south lawn and 2 hectare lake. The adjoining single room has a beautiful sled bed filled with pillows. The Tower Suite has a king size bed and a connecting single bedroom. The bathroom is aged marble.
In addition there is a mezzanine apartment to sleep 5 guests. This comprises a double bed in one room and 2 singles in the other with a pullout for a single. There is also a bathroom, a TV Salon (with queen bed available). There is an additional queen size bedroom on this level that shares the bathroom with the mezzanine apartment.
The Empress Suite & Toile Suite both have a king size bed with en suite shower room. The Napoleon Chamber consists of a double room and a single room and the Amboise Chamber is the same but with a cot available.
The beautifully laid park has a very large and attractive lake for delightful walks.


The chateau is 30 Minutes from Angers, 40 Minutes from Nantes and 90 Minutes from Paris via TGV. The nearest airports are Nantes International and Paris CDG.
Local activities include wine tasting, gastronomy, and exploring the beautiful chateaux of the Loire Valley. The chateau is only 20 minutes from Chateaubriand.


Guests marvel at the cuisine that Chateau has to offer. With an on-site chef, a full wine cellar, and fresh regional produce, every meal is a new opportunity to savor the best tastes of the Loire Valley.
Overnight guests wake up to a full breakfast each morning, served from 7-10 am. Luncheons must be reserved the previous day, dinner with four hours notice. Dinners are currently €75-125 PP, including wine, coffee, and dessert.
A destination Wedding is a unique experience with many concerns but rest assured we here at Chateau have our wedding coordinator ready to make your Castle wedding a day no one will forget. As you step through the doors of Chateau, the story of your fairytale Castle Wedding begins. For two days and two nights everything within the magnificent castle walls are exclusively yours. The bells will chime to summon the princess to join her prince. Some will meet under the hand painted ceiling of the Castle's intimate chapel, others will choose the village church and yet more will whisper their “I do's” under the graceful oak trees in the sumptuous gardens – but wherever they meet for this wedding day the surroundings will weave a spell upon all that behold them for the rest of their lives. We also offer Garden weddings.



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This chateau is:

81.96km from Nantes Atlantique Airport

Prices and availability

Updated 14 December 2017

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 15 December 2017 - 4 January 2025: the minimum stay is 2 nights.



  • Refundable Breakage Deposit

    £881.22 per booking, paid locally



14 bedrooms, Sleeps 50


10 bathrooms


Internet / WiFi


Central heating, Car hire optional